The Medicine They Don’t Take…

May 11, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But given the experience in other fields of healthcare, a return to the old lifestyle, however destructive, may be little more than human nature.

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Crime- the Lifestyle

March 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

That’s why drug treatment may reduce crime, but doesn’t always eliminate it.

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Mandated vs. Voluntary Treatment

March 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I suspect that the methodology for measuring success was far too narrow. Focused entirely on crime, they missed a host of other gains from participation in treatment.

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In the News: The Human Element

January 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A doc who’s watching the clock is far less likely to expend valuable time chatting with a patient.

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Fault and Blame

March 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Rehab isn’t intended to effect a cure for someone’s addiction. We don’t have a cure for anybody’s addiction.

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Cycles

August 6, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Those misconceptions are a principal reason so many Americans have become skeptical of the value of treating addictions at all.

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Opioids and the Assumption of Failure

May 21, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

It also suggests that the ‘return to heroin’ rate among former maintenance clients may be even higher.

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Relapse and Addiction Policy

May 18, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Somebody who shows up six months later, sick, asking for another admission to the hospital, is in their eyes a failure.

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Where Goals and Effectiveness Meet

April 30, 2015 by Cecile

Experience tells us that almost all of the wide variety of treatment strategies and models are around because they work well for someone.

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Outcome vs. Impact

March 12, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Signpost with arms pointing to good, better, best

Correlation is not, I repeat not, causation, but it has some value in itself.

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